Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:05 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:05:59 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a man in custody while conducting "official duties," spokesman Dave Couvertier told NBC News. In a WESH interview, a friend identified the deceased as Ibragim Todashev, 27.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:38:12 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Animal protection groups are urging Alabama's governor to sign legislation toughening the penalties for animal cruelty. The Legislature passed a bill on the last night of its sessionMore >>
Animal protection groups are urging Alabama's governor to sign legislation toughening the penalties for animal cruelty.More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
Springfield has been awarded nearly $1 million to help fight crime in the city.
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security announced that the city has been awarded the Shannon grant, which will go towards the C3 initiative in the North End.
The funding means that these streets in the North End will continue to see the changes that residents have been wanting to see for so long.
"You can see the difference. It's wonderful that the kids are behaving and everything we're trying to do to help these kids make it happen," said President of the New North Citizen's Council Jose Claudio.
Claudio is one of the many trying to transform the North End.
He says with the help of the $714,000 Shannon grant, the innovative C3 policing unit, a joint force between state and local police, will continue to grow.
The funding from the state will allow for more overtime and programming for kids trying to get out of the gang lifestyle.
"It's wonderful to have this approved grant for the city and for us, especially, so we can make a difference in the neighborhoods and in the whole area of Springfield," Claudio said.
Since the C3 unit began targeting crime in the North End by partnering with the community and people like Claudio, crime has been cut by 68 percent.
Now with continued funding by the Shannon grant, which targets communities with youth gang problems that are working to end it, Claudio says he's more hopeful than ever for the future of his neighborhood.
"Especially the Springfield police because they do have a hard job and they need all the help they can get," he said.
Springfield also received funding from the Shannon grant last year, but this year they got a nearly $70,000 increase to continue cutting crime in the city.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:50 GMT
Massachusetts State Police have issued an Amber Alert for 13-year old Jonathan Moore Jr. who they say was kidnapped from his Roxbury home. Boston police say the suspect is the boy's father, 36-year oldMore >>
Massachusetts State Police have issued an Amber Alert for 13-year-old Jonathan Moore Jr. who they say was kidnapped from his Roxbury home.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:02:29 GMT
According to Western Massachusetts Electric Company's outage map more than a thousand people are without power Tuesday night in Ludlow. As of 8:30 p.m. WMECO says 1049 out of the 9145 customers the companyMore >>
WMECO says storm damage is to blame and crews are expected to have power restored before 10 p.m. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:41:21 GMT
A truck has flipped over on Route 5 in West Springfield. Our crew from the scene says the Nissan truck was traveling toward Springfield when it went off the road. The driver of the truck escaped unharmedMore >>
A truck has flipped over on Route 5 in West Springfield. More >>